Thursday 20 June 2019

Earlier-than-usual Raft Race as popular as ever

It was a little earlier than normal but all looked forward as ever to the village's Raft Race this June bank holiday Monday.

The race signals that it is the height of summer-though the weather the past while suggests it is not quite.

But what it means is that everybody can look forward to a day of fun and entertainment and that is welcome at any time.

The event is now one of the great summer traditions and attractions in these parts and

this year marked the 24th anniversary of the first staging of the race.

It was a single event on the day, but over the years has developed into a full programme of activity that caters for all the family, with the centrepiece the Raft Race.

.The fun and action started at 12.30 and ran throughout the afternoon and evening, with music recitals to a school talent contest for the children included in the varied programme.

Very popular is the sandcastle building competition, along with the Junior Poc Fada.

Importantly the day organised by the Tidy Towns is their main source of fund raising over the year, and enables them to carry out the work that has made the village such a lovely place and earn consistently high marks in the national Tidy Towns competition.

The Argus